Sound — 7
I play blues and rock through a Fender Deluxe 85 amp. The sound is not very good compared to more expensive guitars, but for the price, the pickups are pretty good. The humbucker provides a sharp tone, excellent for hardrock and heavy metal, and leads (making pinch harmonics is easy on this guitar). The single-coils deliver a warmer sound, and I really like to combine both the middle and the neck pickup, for a warm, twangy sound. As I said, it doesn't sound impressive, but for the price, it's a great guitar.
Overall Impression — 7
I have been playing guitar for over 8 years at the moment, and I still like the Washburn X10. When I bought this guitar, I didn't really know what style I was going to play, but now I play almost nothing but blues and rock. It fits pretty good, but I am going to buy a different guitar (Epiphone Sheraton II with SH-55 pickups), because I want something better. It is a great guitar for the price, but if you can afford it, maybe you should check out some other stuff too. If it was stolen, I would beat up the thief (like most other review writers), and do other evil stuff to him, but I wouldn't buy it again, simply because my musical taste has changed, and I have more money to spend, but if you are looking for an affordable guitar, this is definately a very good, maybe the best, choice.
Reliability & Durability — 7
I mentioned it before: this is not an expensive guitar, so it is slowly wearing out. I have had this guitar for a long time, and I play very often on it, so the frets are getting flat. The bridge saddles were worn too, so the strings didn't last long, so I sanded it, but this problem occured when I already had this guitar for a long time. I am sure I can depend on it, and I do. The only trouble I've had with it are small things, that can be fixed easily.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
It was set-up really good. I checked the intonation myself, but everything was alright. The action is quite low, and I didn't experience fret buzz. The only point is, that when you play higher notes (above the 15th fret), the action is getting a lot higher, which can be pretty annoying. The finish (shiny red) was really strong, it has never been damaged, but after a while I found it kind of boring, and I wanted to mess around with my guitar a bit, so I sanded off the finish and replaced it by a transparant finish.
Features — 8
24 frets, rosewood fingerboard, Basswood body, double cutaway, tremolo bridge, 2 single coil pickups (middle and neck) and a humbucker. This guitar has a 5-way selector, one volume control and one tone control. The die-cast tuners are pretty good, the guitar stays in tune quite well. When I bought this guitar, a case, strap, and an amplifier were included (I bought it as a package).